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2013-02-20 23:04:37

Little Giraffe Products are Luxurious, Quality Products West Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Bliss Baby & Maternity is proud to introduce Little Giraffe products. Little Giraffe products are the most luxurious, exclusive, and hassle-free children´s accessories on the market. The company´s unique; easy-care collections have delighted style makers and discerning parents with a signature blend of comfort, quality, and convenience. Little Giraffe has become known for...

Meerkat Study Helps To Understand How Animals Cope With Novel Man-made Threats
2013-02-19 09:56:00

ETH Zurich In their environment, wild animals are exposed to countless threats, be they predators, diseases or natural obstacles to get over, such as gorges or rivers. In the course of evolution, they have developed specific behavioral responses to allow them to deal with these risks. In recent times, numerous man-made threats have been added to the naturally-existing ones, such as dangerous roads to cross. On the evolutionary time scale, it is excluded that the animals have evolved a...

Meerkats Climb To Hide From Predators
2013-02-05 18:13:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Meerkat Predator-Scanning Behaviour Is Altruistic ] In studying the behaviors of animals, biologists are often looking to see if a species exhibits more individualistic or collectivist tendencies in their typical habits. When foraging for food, meerkats often stand on their hind legs or climb to a perch in an attempt to scan for predators and, upon spotting a threat, the animals let out a series of warning...

Ultimatum Game Shows Chimps Can Practice Fairness
2013-01-15 04:39:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chimpanzees possess a sense of fairness that scientists previously attributed as being solely human, a new study from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, and Georgia State University demonstrates. To determine how sensitive chimps are to the reward distribution between two individuals if both need to agree on the outcome, the researchers played the Ultimatum Game with them. The findings of this study,...

Vocalizations Of Banded Mongoose Similar To Human Speech
2013-01-11 14:38:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From songbirds to humans, many animals use complex vocalizations to communicate amongst their own species, and a new study from the University of Zurich found that even the monosyllabic calls of the banded mongoose are structured and similar to our own speech. The biologists´ report in the latest edition of the open access journal BMC Biology is the first to show animals communicating with sound units shorter than a syllable....

Captive Animals Better Problem Solvers Than Their Wild Counterparts
2013-01-08 11:28:26

Watch the video "Studying Hyena Problem Solving Skills" April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Historically, tests on an animal´s ability to problem solve have been conducted on captive animals. Recently, however, a shift has been made among researchers who are now trying to run those tests on animals in their native habitats. A new study from scientists at Michigan State University and the University of California, Berkeley has found vast differences between the...

2012-12-16 05:02:29

2013 1st Quarter schedule for those planning to take the Project Management Institute´s Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam has been posted on Cheetah Learning´s home page at http://www.CheetahLearning.com. Locations include California, New York, North Carolina, Minnesota plus others. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 February 18-22, 2013 are the dates for the Columbus, OH Cheetah Learning Project Management Professional (PMP) Certifications exam,...

2012-11-28 08:27:07

LONDON, November 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Meerkats land on Weatherfield cobblestones - Britain's favourite meerkat, Aleksandr Orlov, founder of comparethemeerkat.com, and his meerkat friends today took a sneaky peak around the set of Coronation Street, before the start of his sponsorship of ITV's iconic soap. From Monday 26th November, viewers will be able to see the entrepreneur and his fellow meerkats exploring Weatherfield during the ad...

Rare Ethiopian Wolves Under Threat
2012-10-27 07:09:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ethiopian wolf populations are genetically fragmenting, scientists say. This is cause for concern because the Ethiopian wolf is the world's rarest canine and fewer than 500 of Africa's only wolf species remain in the wild, according to BBC News. A 12-year study of the wolves, published in the journal Animal Conservation, reveals that there is little genetic flow between the small remaining populations in the Ethiopian highlands,...

2012-10-26 11:23:09

LONDON, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Britain's favourite meerkat, Aleksandr Orlov launched his latest literary offering, Meerkat Tales today with a rare and exclusive appearance at Harrods. Appearing by satellite link from his Russian mansion, Aleksandr gave a live reading from Sergei's Space Adventure, one of the six books in the Meerkat Tales collection, before taking questions from the audience. The event was the first time the entrepreneur has ever appeared live...


Latest Fauna of Africa Reference Libraries

Agile Mangabey, Cercocebus agilis
2014-04-17 14:22:44

The Agile Mangabey (Cercocebus agilis) is an Old World monkey of the White-Eyelid Mangabey group located in swampy forests of Central Africa in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and DR Congo. Until the year 1978, it was considered a subspecies of the Tana River Mangabey (C. galeritus). More recently, the Golden-Bellied Mangabey (C. chrysogaster) has been thought of as a separate species rather than a subspecies of the Agile Mangabey. This...

Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2014-04-17 14:17:40

The Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World monkey located in forests from Senegal east to Ghana. While overall rated as Vulnerable, the eastern race, lunulatus, known also as the White-Crowned, White-Naped, or White-Collared Mangabey, is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List. They Sooty Mangabey reside in both old growth and secondary forests in addition to flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests. The primate is arboreal and diurnal. They are omnivores whose...

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

Eastern Gorilla, Gorilla beringei
2014-04-14 12:11:51

The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) is a species of the genus Gorilla and the largest living primate. Currently, the species is subdivided into two subspecies. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (G. b. graueri) is the most populous at about 5,000 individuals. The Mountain Gorilla (G. b. beringei) has only roughly 700 individuals. Additionally, scientists are considering elevating the Bwindi Gorilla population to the rank of subspecies. There are at least two subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla:...

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